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  • Qatar's Minister of Defence Khalid bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah (R) welcomes U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis (C) and U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Dana Shell Smith (L) at his residence in Doha, Qatar April 22, 2017.

    U.S. ambassador to Qatar Dana Shell Smith announced she is leaving her post just one week after several nations cut diplomatic ties with Doha.

  • DOHA/ DUBAI, June 13- Qatar, the world's second largest helium producer, has closed its two helium production plants because of the economic boycott imposed on it by other Arab states, industry sources told Reuters on Tuesday. The helium plants operated by RasGas, a subsidiary of state-owned Qatar Petroleum, were shut because Saudi Arabia closed its border with...

  • *Qatar National Bank pulls down Qatari index. *Emaar Properties supports Dubai market on spin-off plan. DUBAI, June 13- Gulf stock markets were mixed on Tuesday as Qatar fell back, still affected by other Gulf states' sanctions against Doha, while Abu Dhabi's Dana Gas soared on its proposal to restructure a $700 million sukuk.

  • ANKARA/ DUBAI, June 13- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the isolation of Qatar by neighboring states as a violation of Islamic values and tantamount to a "death penalty" against Doha in a crisis reverberating through the Middle East and beyond. Erdogan's comments marked the strongest intervention yet by a powerful regional ally of Doha eight days...

  • Similar statements were also issued by the UAE and Bahraini aviation authorities after Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker criticised the three Arab countries for the airspace closure in an interview with CNN. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar a week ago, accusing it of fomenting regional unrest,...

  • The rouble and Kazakhstan's tenge gained 0.3 percent, thanks to support from oil which advanced on news Saudi Arabia would make supply cuts. China's yuan also benefited from speculation that a Fed rate hike could see Beijing follow suit, as they did in March. "U.S. Senate a step closer to approving an extensive sanctions bill against Russia, apparently including...

  • Men work for Iraqi Drilling Company at Rumaila oilfield in Basra, Iraq,

    The Saudi-led effort to isolate Qatar won't impact the price of oil much, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy, Khalid A. Al-Falih, told CNBC.

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that the blockade against Qatar by Gulf states including Saudi Arabia was a "very complex situation" and it was an area where common ground had to be found. Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee that Qatar's emir had inherited a difficult situation and was moving in the right direction. Saudi Arabia, the United...

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that the blockade against Qatar by Gulf states including Saudi Arabia was a "very complex situation" and it was an area where common ground had to be found. Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee that Qatar's emir had inherited a difficult situation and was moving in the right direction. Saudi Arabia, the United...

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that the blockade against Qatar by Gulf states including Saudi Arabia was a "very complex situation" and it was an area where common ground had to be found. Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee that Qatar's emir had inherited a difficult situation and was moving in the right direction. Saudi Arabia, the United...

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that the blockade against Qatar by Gulf states including Saudi Arabia was a "very complex situation" and it was an area where common ground had to be found. Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee that Qatar's emir had inherited a difficult situation and was moving in the right direction. Saudi Arabia, the United...

  • MONTREAL/ DUBAI June 12- Qatar has asked the United Nations' aviation agency to intervene in an airspace rights' dispute with three Gulf states following an escalating diplomatic row and trade blockade, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. Qatar has sent a letter to the International Civil Aviation Organization's governing council in an effort...

  • *Finance minister says Qatar can diversify and defend economy. *Qatar wealth fund underpins finances, no major shortages. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar a week ago, accusing it of fomenting regional unrest, supporting terrorism and getting too close to Iran, all of which Doha denies.

  • *Finance minister says Qatar can diversify and defend economy. *Qatar wealth fund underpins finances, no major shortages. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar a week ago, accusing it of fomenting regional unrest, supporting terrorism and getting too close to Iran, all of which Doha denies.

  • Harold Hamm: Natural gas from the USA is going to have a 'world impact'

    Harold Hamm sees U.S. natural gas exports changing the power dynamics of Europe .

  • Harold Hamm, chief executive officer of Continental Resources Inc., speaks during the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

    The CEO talks about turmoil in Qatar, the price of natural gas and oil, and American natural gas exports to Northern and Central Europe.

  • *UAE, Saudi Arabia are vital trade routes for Qatar. DOHA/ LONDON, June 12- Qatar and container lines have launched new shipping services via Oman in an effort to sidestep a port ban in neighbouring countries and secure a food lifeline after other Gulf states severed ties with Doha last week. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and some other Arab countries cut...

  • DUBAI, June 12- A United Nations aviation body should declare Gulf Arab measures against Qatari air traffic as illegal, the chief executive of Qatar Airways said in comments to CNN published on Monday, after some Arab states cut ties with Doha in a diplomatic row. Akbar Al Baker criticised Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for closing their...

  • LONDON, June 12- Swiss-based MSC will offer a new shipping service to Qatar from Oman, the worlds No.2 container shipping line said on Monday, a week after Gulf states imposed port and trade restrictions on Doha.

  • DUBAI, June 12- Qatar's stock market rebounded on Monday from sharp falls last week after the finance minister said the economy was essentially operating as normal despite the region's diplomatic crisis, while property-related shares buoyed the United Arab Emirates. Qatari Finance Minister Ali Sherif al-Emadi told CNBC that Doha could easily defend its...